Welcome to Minot State Dining Services Nutrition!

Sodexo is a quality of life company that is dedicated to addressing nutrition education across all areas of our business in a manner that fully aligns with the goals of Minot State University. To Sodexo, nutrition education plays a huge role in creating a positive food culture that goes beyond individual nutrition counselling and presentations. Nutrition education also includes staff training, menu development, diverse food offerings that appeal to different food cultures, and sustainability efforts. To ensure that nutrition education efforts continue to be, we have an area Registered Dietitian to help guide these initiatives.

Healthy Eating

Providing you with healthy options is something your dining team proudly does every day. We help you select delicious, nutritious and satisfying meals, snacks and desserts by highlighting well-balanced menu choices and providing nutritional information and tips to help you make choices that fit your needs.

Food Allergies

We take pride in serving you wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. From our general manager to our front line servers, we work carefully to address food allergies, celiac diets, or other special dietary needs. We want to meet one-on-one with anyone who has individual dining needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern, please call or send us a note using the feedback form

Meet the Dietitian

Lexi Cournoyer is our Regional Registered Dietitian providing education and support throughout the Midwest and West Coast area. Lexi has a passion for preventative nutrition and focuses on helping students, employees, and the dining servicers staff develop a positive relationship with food. She also assists students with dietary restrictions ensuring they receive save, wholesome, and delicious meals in all of our dining services locations.

Her Services Include:
  • Food Allergy Management
  • Special Diet Accommodation Requests
  • Dining Hall Tours
  • Healthy Dorm Room Cooking Demonstrations
  • Nutrition and Wellness Presentations and Programming
  • Sports Nutrition Presentations
  • Education and Nutritional Guidance for College Students
  • Food Sample Events
  • Wellness Fairs
Do you have a nutrition or wellness related question?
You can contact Lexi at alexa.cournoyer@sodexo.com

Simple Servings

Simple Servings is our resident dining option, providing safe and appetizing food choices “ready to go” for our customers with food allergies, gluten intolerance, or those who prefer plain and simple foods. The Simple Servings station does not offer foods made with the FDA most-common allergens of peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, and eggs. All foods offered will be made without gluten-containing ingredients. Simple Servings staff members are carefully trained to avoid cross-contamination of their menu items. Separate equipment, storage areas, utensils and preparation areas minimize, but do not totally eliminate, the chances of gluten and allergens in our Simple Servings foods.

For more information on Simple Servings please contact Allen Anderson at allen.anderson@sodexo.com or Lexi our Regional RD at alexa.cournoyer@sodexo.com 

Simple Servings: providing convenient, delicious, and secure options. Focus on your future, not your food allergy.

Menu Development, Stations and Labeling

Menu planning is considerate of nutrition factors, dietary needs and preferences. This includes ongoing training for Vegan, Simple Servings and My Zone platforms. The "Big-8" allergens information will continue to be available and displayed at residential dining stations.

Mindful mindful-icon

Mindful is Sodexo's health & wellness approach that helps you make healthy choices second nature! We are committed to creating healthy environments for our customers. Central to this effort is providing healthy, nutritious foods. The result of this initiative is an approach that focuses on transparency of ingredients, delicious food, satisfying portions and clarity in message so that you can make Mindful choices!

Mindful offerings meet stringent nutritional criteria based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Each meal part is limited in calories, has fewer than 30% of calories as fat, fewer than 10 % of calories as saturated fat, and is restricted in sodium, and cholesterol. Look for the Mindful icon to indulge in the healthy and delicious items offered at each meal.

  • Vegan and Vegetarian options are available in resident dining locations
  • Vegetarian items contain no meat, fish or poultry, or any meat products such as soup base. Our vegetarian offerings meet the needs of lacto-ovo vegetarians and may include eggs and/or dairy products.
  • Vegan offerings contain no meat, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products such as honey.